In preparation for Creative Aging's 4th Annual Senior Variety Show, I had the pleasure of judging a talent contest at the Josephine K. Lewis Senior Center on May 22. There were 11 acts and 65 seniors in the audience. It was a wonderful morning showcasing talented, vibrant seniors.
The show opened with Stan McCarver singing "Crazy for You," in a beautifully mellow voice. He was quite confident, and his performance was a joy to hear. Bob Koonce tap-danced to "Rocky Top" with great energy and vitality. Evelyn Taylor Stamps, the winner of the talent showcase, performed a reading of the poem "Little Orphan Annie."
Among several other singers, Eddie Murphy sang "By Your Love" in a magnificent baritone voice that was reminiscent of the late James Hyter. Elnora Buchanan entertained with a lovely piano solo.
- Written by Debbi Hicks/Special to The New Tri-State Defender
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